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1997 Acura TL 3.2L No Start VIN: JH4UA3647V
Hi, Acura Techs out there. This 1997 Acura 3.2TL came in with no start problem. I checked: Batt, spark, injector signal, all good, except no fuel pressure. I order fuel pump, replaced fuel pump, still no fuel pressure. The fuse is good. I trace fuel pump wire,...
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1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L security system VIN: 1G6CD53B9M
After replacing ignition key lock cylinder the engine will not crank. The key lock cylinder has the resistor in it that is wired to the pass key decoder module. It has a different ohm reading from the original. Is there a special tool needed to reprogram the p...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation, no power VIN: 1FALP6530T
Customer came in with bad hesitation, no power problem. Have crank sensor on order will be there at 10. I would like to hit the ground running on Monday since it is still on the rack.
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2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L security
Customer ahd car towed in ,no start ,does not crankover , when ign key is turned on the red security lite is flashing fast , it is the correct key for the vehicle , am i waisting my time looking for a problem or should this go back to the dealer to be reprogra...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDSS34P86
This vehicle, more often then not, has a very late shift and it feels like it is misfiring when it wont shift. The seat of the pants says lean misfire. If you go to full throttle it will shift, if you let off it may or may not shift. It will certainly hang if ...
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2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: HGCG32794A
I am mobile auto repair I went out on site to check overheating problem. Initally did compression. Oil in water and blowing water out [...] and 3. Did a complete head job. Shaved head and resambeled motor New timing balance belts all checked all new gasket...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC33453
P0304 Engine runs fine except for idle. Noticeable roughness & audible miss sound at tailpipe. Exhaust temp approx 100deg lower at #4 header tube. Elevated HC at idle (approx 300ppm) Ignition & compression -ok-. No apparent vacuum leak. P2097 This is supposed ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Missfire 4), P2097 (B1S2 control limit)
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L power window VIN: JN1DA31D73
The drivers window on this car won't stay at closed position. When auto up the glass hits top but then comes back down about 6 inches. I am a Lexus dealer tech and with toyotas when this happens we have to remove motor from regulator, spin motor with window sw...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L lifter VIN: WBADT434X1
hello group thanking you all for the reply i did check the hight of the lifter using a micrometer what i notice there is a different on the hight i put the ones that can give a wider valve opening on the exhaust side and the other on the intake side the differ...
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L compressor VIN: 1GNEK13293
Thanks to all who helped, most of you replied that the a/c cycling switch was the problem. I replaced the switch and the vehicle seems fine. it has been one week and the weather has been cool, but this weekend will be hot. I called the customer friday and...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LS 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCGK13U23
Thanks for all of the responses. Had a donor vehicle to try these suggested solutions. MAP: Tried by substitution from another truck, no help. Readings stayed the same. MAF: Inspected, tried another, no help. Tried wiggling the harness, no change. Clean...
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1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L backup lamps VIN: 1C3EJ56H4S
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED.THE PROBLEM WAS INSIDE THE COMPUTER.THE KEY WAS WHEN I ADDED ANOTHER GROUND TO PIN 18 IN RELAY CAVITY.I HAD LIHGTS AFTER THAT(COMPUTER IS SUPPOSED TO DO THIS.
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1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Surge, LEAN at low speed VIN: 1FABP41E4K
Most of you said that you thought the fuel pressure might be affecting the operation of the car, and this was something I had not checked. We had hoped to keep the car over the weekend, but the owner wanted it. He never brought it back for any further testin...
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Surge
Well what I confused with a surge/jerk/buck was the diff crown gear slipping. Feel like a real idiot now. Removed the dff, had it rebuilt, refit and is all good. Thanks again.
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L noise VIN: 1FTYR10D72
Had to pull starter ,found one flex plate nut missing and the other nuts loose. With no way to get to lower section of bellhousing to get nut out and seeing damage [LOOKES AS IF FLEXPLATE AND TORQUECONVERTER WERE RUN THRU SHOTPINNER}Had to pull trans .Found wh...
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1990 Honda Civic 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGED6446L
when replaced the distributor cap didnt noticed the crack on the ignition coil it was hard to see but it had yellow sign of spark going there replace with new one the problem fixed with missfire and code 16 fuel injection but still have the code 7 for tps i f... Trouble codes: 16 (Fuel injection), 7 (TPS throttle position sensor).
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1991 Honda Civic 1.5L Engine VIN: EF61308407
Many thanks, 14 replies all with similar answer - oil control rings. What has puzzled us is that the owner said that no smoke before being sent for MOT test and only happened at that point. All four cylinders suddenly had the oil rings fail and fill all four c...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Misfire VIN: 1J4GR48K95
THANKS AGAIN FOR THE REPLIES. THIS VEHICLE WENT BACK TO THE DEALER & WAS COVER UNDER WARRANTY. I,M NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID TO REPAIR IT. THE BULLETIN DID NOT APPLY TO THIS VEHICLE BUT IT DID HAVE A VAVLE PROBLEM. Trouble codes: P0300.
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1997 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L No Start VIN: 3P3ES47CXV
Thank you Steven/[...] for your replies. We learned a few things. Yes, they can flash the basic programming at the factory, but the VIN has to be programmed in at t...
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2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L coolant VIN: 5GZCZ63B62
Well this is a fix..thanks for everyone that helped out..everyone was right on the nose.It turned out to be the oil cooler.I opted out of replacing it with a new one because my co-partner in this auto didn,t want to cough up the high cost of the little cooler,...
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1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWFA81H3R
Good suggestions came, but now, problem has went!!! Hooked up to ign switch output voltage(ckt.15) at junction block under dash and to TPS signal voltage at sensor conn. and have driven over 50 miles w/o issue!! Very gd. chance i made a bad connection good, bu...
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2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L ABS,Traction,MIL VIN: YV1RS58D32
THANK YOU FOR ALL HELPFULL INFO.CUSTOMER CHOOSE NOT TO FIX THE VEHICLE AT THIS TIME.WILL POST THE FIX IF CUSTOMER COME BACK.
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